Hifu stands for High intensity focused ultrasound and is proven to help you achieve tighter, firmer, lifted skin around the face and chin. Contact us today to find out more.
Hifu skin lifting and tightening from Lipo Sculpt
As we age, the signs start to appear on our skins in the form of wrinkles and lines. Not too long ago, the only way to get rid of these was by invasive face-lifting surgery.
This was often painful, carried the risk of infection, or an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic and put the patient out of circulation for a while. Today, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a clinically proven, non-invasive alternative. The technology surrounding HIFU is truly groundbreaking and the only method of removing signs of ageing endorsed by the FDA.
HIFU uses ultrasound.
The key to HIFU is the depth to which it penetrates the skin and focuses on the areas where the signs of ageing find their foundation. HIFU uses ultrasound; it doesn’t involve the use of intense pulsed light or other forms of electrical energy. It is completely harmless and doesn’t affect facial expressions in the way a substance like Botox can.
How HIFU works.
The treatment works by breaking down the affected areas, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin and promoting healing and growth, including the tightening and lifting of the skin. The healing process should be complete between 3 and 6 months after treatment and the effects last for up to two years.
No chemicals or invasive procedures.
If you want to improve skin tone without injecting Botox, the HIFU provides you with an ideal solution. No scaring or fear of infection and you can continue your life as normal straight after each session. It is proven to visibly improve all your facial features, leaving skin looking healthy and wrinkle-free, or with wrinkles significantly reduced. HIFU is also a good way of making sure you get the best results from a surgical face-lift by working on the areas affected post procedure.
What are the benefits of HIFU ?.
HIFU is fast becoming the patients’ first choice of treatment. It has many benefits, including:
- Proven to be effective, so you aren’t wasting your money;
- Non-surgical so no risk of infection;
- No requirement for anaesthetics;
- The process costs significantly less than invasive surgery;
- HIFU penetrates to a level only previously possible with surgery;
- Results are visible immediately and improve during the course of treatment; and
- The process is painless.
Frequently Asked Questions.
What areas of the body, apart from the face can be treated with HIFU?
Areas of the body that can be treated include:
- Inner thighs;
- Abdomen, including stretch marks;
- Décolletage; and
- Upper arms.
How do I prepare for treatment?
Just book a consultation so that a clinician can assess what needs to be done and speak to you about what you hope to achieve so that the treatment can be tailored to your aims. You might decide to first concentrate on those areas that are most affected, places where even small improvements will make a big difference to your appearance.
How long does each session last?
Each session lasts on average 30 minutes for each area treated. If sessions need to be longer, you will be told during your initial consultation. Around 30 minutes is the optimum time and sessions won’t wary too much from that unless your clinician believes that the additional time will make a worthwhile difference to the appearance of the affected area.
What results are possible from HIFU?
- Rolls back the years so far as your looks are concerned;
- Improves blood flow which makes your skin look and feel healthier;
- Production of collagen and elastin increases;
- Improves muscle tone by firming and tightening, reducing stretch in your skin and sagging;
- Encourages growth of new skin cells to work positively on areas broken down by the HIFU;
- Reduces eyelid hoods and bags under the eyes;
- Tightens saggy skin, especially around the jowls, cheeks and neck;
- Reduces double chins and fat deposits; and
- Helps to reduce acne and acne scarring.
How soon will I be able to see the results from HIFU?
You might be surprised to learn that you can notice a difference immediately. These improvements build with each session over the course of the treatment and continue after it to complete the healing and rejuvenation process.
Do HIFU improvements wear off?
Clinical studies have shown that results achieved last between 18 months and 2 years for most people. Some people benefit for longer than that and some find that results wear off quicker than in the average person.
How many sessions of treatment will I need?
This will depend on your starting point, what you are hoping to achieve and your age.
Can HIFU be used to treat anyone?
All types of skin colour and tone can be treated by HIFU. Anyone who wants to improve their look, get rid of wrinkles and sagging skin without a facelift, are ideal candidates for HIFU.
Contact Lipo Sculpt to find out more.